Tuckamore. This new distinct saltbox style home is firmly tucked into the windswept hillside overlooking the small outport community of Trinity East, Newfoundland. The house commands a spectacular ocean view of the local fishing community and historic township of Trinity across the harbour. Located halfway along the Bonavista Peninsula, a three-hour drive from St. John's, and just off the famous Skerwink Trail, Tuckamore grants easy access to some of the best of Newfoundland’s breathtaking coastline. Active seasonal adventures, whether by land or sea, include: iceberg viewing, whale watching, cod jigging, capelin harvesting, boat touring, sea kayaking, fresh water canoeing, hiking, swimming, bird watching, berry picking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and storm watching. Cultural events in the the area, include: live music, local theatre, art gallery and museum exhibits, art and heritage workshops, cooking festivals, fine dining, and more. Plus, a new micro-brewery.
This highly energy-efficient home was beautifully designed by local artist and house designer, Frank Lapointe, and completed in 2016 by an award-winning construction crew from Sweet Lumber Ltd.. With its high ceilings and timber frame interior it stands out as a unique coastal home that melds contemporary open design with traditional East Coast saltbox architecture. The home’s great room provides plenty of space - for simply lounging, or entertaining in front of the Norwegian gas fireplace, or enjoying the view from the dining room table for six, or cooking up a storm in the fully-serviced kitchen. The upper hall entertainment alcove sports a large flatscreen TV with Satellite Cable service and Netflix. The two upper bedrooms, which boast floor-to-ceiling view windows and vaulted ceilings, share a full bathroom with double-sink vanity. The master bedroom on the main floor has its own ensuite bathroom. Outside entertaining may be done on the southwest deck, which also includes an adjacent gas grill for outdoor cooking.
Please note: During July and August, rental bookings are made by the week (usually, Friday to Friday). For the remainder of the year, there is a 2 night minimum, with the exception of holiday weekends, which are 3 night minimum.
Tuckamore (def.): a strong wind-pruned evergreen found on the top of coastal hills in Newfoundland. Their growth exhibits the distinct character of leaning away from the ocean’s prevailing winds to thrive where others perish.